School Visits and ARTifact Case
School visits are developed to supplement classroom curriculum and address Texas Essential Knowledge Skills. For information, please contact Deana Craighead, 806.371.5052, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Art of Ancient Egypt: The Myths and Magic of the Land of Pyramids
In this ARTifact Case outreach program students learn about the art and culture of Ancient Egypt as they explore how the pyramids were built, what a sarcophagus is and how it was made, the symbolism behind images of humans and animals, and the incredible art of hieroglyphics. Hands on objects to discuss and explore include a scarab/beetle, busts of King Tutankhamen and Queen Nefertiti, a replica of the Rosetta Stone, a Book of the Dead scroll replica, as well as decorative jewelry.
OBJECTIVES: Students will have the opportunity to learn about the history, legends, and culture of Egypt; create original works of art for each student to keep, and handle mock artifacts to help them understand the process and purpose of Egyptian art.
The Art of India & Southeast Asia: The Dynamic and Divine
This ARTifact Case exploration of the art and culture of India and Southeast Asia enhances the AMoA's sculpture collection from Mr. and Mrs. William T. Price of Amarillo. Students explore the symbols and philosophies behind Hindu, Jain and Buddhist sculptures, along with the myths and stories which surround these works of art. From a dancing Shiva and elephant sculptures, to a dancing sari and bindi ornamentations, students take a tactile journey in discussing these cultures. Students also create original works of art to help better understand the process and purpose behind Indian and Southeast Asian Art. The AMoA recommends a pre or post visit to the Museum to further enhance understanding of the original works of art in the Museums collections.
OBJECTIVES: Students will have the opportunity to learn about the history, legends, and culture of India and Southeast Asia; create original works of art for each student to keep, and handle mock artifacts to help them understand the process and purpose behind Indian and Asian art.
The Art of Japan: A World of Art, A World Apart
The island nation of Japan will come alive in this Culture Case exploring the country's richest period of artistic output - the Edo Period (1603 1868). Students will explore myths, beliefs and cultural practices of the day, including the Japanese tea ceremony and the world of multicolor woodblock prints depicting popular subjects of the day. A sculpture of the Buddha will allow exploration of this belief system. Students will be able to feel and try on a kimono and samurai warrior helmet, wooden sword and mask.
The AMoA has a strong collection in Edo Period works of art particularly color woodblock prints as gifts of Dr. and Mrs. William T. Price. A pre- or post-visit to the Museum to explore these art objects in person is recommended to maximize student understanding and appreciation of the time period and its art objects.
OBJECTIVES: Students will have the opportunity to learn about the history, legends, and culture of Japan; create original works of art for each to keep, and handle mock artifacts to better understand the creative process behind woodblock prints and the meanings behind Japanese art.
Native American Art: The Legends and the Land
In the Native American ARTifact Case program, students will learn about the art, culture and history of the Native American indigenous peoples. Classes will explore the great cultural diversity of American Indians, from the Acoma Pueblo potters of western New Mexico to the stone carvings of the Inuit people of Alaska and Canada. Art is an integral part of their culture, with many contemporary artists still being trained by their family and community. Replica and original artifacts such as a headdress, dancing shawl, breast plate, drum, fetishes, sand painting and pottery will allow for hands on comparing and contrasting between various tribes.
OBJECTIVES: Students will have the opportunity to learn about the art, history and drama of Native American art; create original works of art for each student to keep, and learn the history, techniques and emotions behind Native American Art
The Art of Mexico: Mayan to Modern
In this ARTifact Case experience, students learn about both ancient and modern art from our immediate neighbor, Mexico. Artifacts such as sculptures, colorful woven baskets, a Huichol beaded mask and brightly painted Oaxacan masks illuminate the lives and beliefs of the native cultures. Modern artifacts open up the world of Mexican folk art and its popularity worldwide through both Nichos (specially box-framed pictures to honor and remember subjects) and Retablos (flat devotional paintings with divine or popular subjects.) A timeline is also included in the hands-on discussion, illuminating the ancient tribal cultures of the Mayans and Aztecs and their ultimate connections with Western civilizations. As a hands-on art activity, students will make Nichos using images of iconic Americans, helping them understand the relationship between cultural creations and the people who inspire them.
OBJECTIVES: Students will have the opportunity to learn about the art, history and drama of Mexican art; create original works of art for each student to keep, and learn the history, techniques and emotions behind folk art and ancient art in Mexico.
To book one of these programs, please choose one of the options below and email email@example.com or call 806.371.5052.
ARTifact Cases, $25 per week
Book an ARTifact Case for your classroom and give your students the opportunity to learn about the art, history and culture of various regions/civilizations. Each ARTifact Case contains complete case inventory and description of each item, Presentation Highlights, Lesson Plan, Art Activity samples and step-by-step instruc-tions with links to sources for supplies.
ARTifact Cases with Curator, $3 per student
Prefer to have an AMoA staff member in your classroom? A case curator will bring your chosen ARTifact Case and its contents to your school for discussion and exploration in addition to facilitating a hands-on art project related to the culture represented in the case.
AMoA Art Experiences, $3 per student
AMoA Art Experiences are specially designed to discuss historical movements in the history of art. AMoA will visit your school and provide a hands-on lecture followed by an immersive art experience designed to reflect the art and culture highlighted in the lecture.
Impressionism: The Science of Light & Color
Students will learn about the history of Impressionism through the 17th and 18th centuries. Spon-taneous, bold and considered the rebels of their time, the artists of the Impressionist Period stud-ied light, color and optics to improve their ability to capture a “moment in time.” Your class will learn the science and technique behind the Impressionist style of painting during the lecture and create original works of art for each student to keep.
Modern Art: A 20th Century Movement
Students will learn about the history and drama of the Modern Art movement in the early 20th Century. Influential in the creation of art today, Modern Art is one of the most difficult forms of art to understand. Your class will journey through the social, political, and emotional drive behind the art and create original works of art for each student to keep.
Bivins Senior ARTSmart
Sponsored by the Mary E. Bivins Foundation, Young-at-Art provides ARTSmart art education and art classes for seniors in retirement and assisted living centers. Offered each fall and spring semester, the programs vary from art history to overviews of current AMoA exhibitions. Eleven facilities are currently participating in ARTSmart including: Craig Methodist, Park Central, and Childer' s Place. For information, please contact Julie Talley, 806.371.5053, firstname.lastname@example.org.